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Postal Services

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Terrell Owens' Marriage Is Over...After Two Weeks

    In his fifteen year NFL career, future Hall of Fame wide receiver, bipolar diva, and noted pain in the ass Terrell Owens set numerous records. For example, Owens is the only player in the history of the league to score a touchdown against all 32 teams. (He took it a step further actually, and scor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    The Postal Service at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    The Postal Service Free Press Summer Fest June 1, 2013 Back in 2003, a magical group of musicians came together to create a standalone project. Their little experiment became Give Up, one of the most beloved indie records ever. They never toured this record, but its fanbase continued to grow. Ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    UPDATED Free Press Summer Fest: This Year's Toughest Schedule Conflicts

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at theĀ "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off will be bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Acts We'd Rather Skip This Time

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off has been bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Down Boy: Texas Ranks Third in Most Dog Bites in the U.S.

    Being a mail carrier for the postal service must be a bitch, particularly in older neighborhoods where they have to walk up to houses instead of just driving by a mailbox. There's the heat and carrying a big pack full of mail. But, perhaps the worst part is the fear of being attacked by a dog. Any a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella, Weekend One

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off proudly presents to our readers coverage of Coachella's first weekend courtesy of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad-ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest '13 Announces Postal Service, Stooges, Cat Power, TV On the Radio, Social D, Geto Boys, Calvin Harris, etc.

    Moments ago, the lineup for the 2013 Free Press Summer Festival was announced online at fpsf.com. Let's get to it, shall we?

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Daylight Savings Time: Who Needs It?

    Remember: Autumn back or something like that​Most of you are probably happy to get that extra hour of sleep Sunday, but at what cost? Think of all those days to come that you'll get up before dawn, plus, the drive home from work will be in the dark, because if you're working at all nowadays, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Say Goodbye To Nine Houston Post Offices

    Offices a-closin'​The U.S. Postal Service has announced it's thinking about shutting 3,700 locations across the country, many in small towns. But Houston would not be spared: A list of potential closings -- hilariously labeled the "Expanded Access Study List" -- shows nine sites in the city a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Houston Dogs Worst In Country For Attacking Mail Carriers

    Probably lives in Houston​It's hard out there for a Houston mail carrier -- if the heat doesn't get you, the dogs probably will. The United States Postal Service has put out its list of the 10 most dangerous cities for dog attacks, and coming in at the top is....us. USPS says 62 Houston lett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Frankie Sanders: Union Boss Put in Travel Vouchers for Hotels Closed by Katrina

    Make sure your fake receipts are not for closed hotels.​If you're going to rip your union off for $10,000 by putting in fake travel vouchers, don't put in one showing you stayed at a New Orleans hotel while it was closed because of huge Hurricane Katrina damage. It's just common sense. Con Ar ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Neal Uy Lim: Got Millions Through Counterfeit Postage Scheme

    Don't mess with Newman​A Houston man has been convicted of running a multi-million scheme where he used counterfeit postage machines to rip off the post office. Neal Uy Lim, 50, owned three large pre-sorting mail businesses in the Houston area, operations that handle bulk mail and get a disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    "The Wreck Of The Old 97": Country's First Million-Seller

    Before the Edmund Fitzgerald went down with all hands, inspiring Gordon Lightfoot's famous ballad, there was another wreck and another song. In 1903, The Southern Railway had a deal with the United States Postal Service for mail delivery. One of the trains involved in the mail haul was The Fast M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008
  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    Bear Colony

    This band borrows from Unwed Sailor, Postal Service and Minus the Bear for some light, but danceable rock

  • Home Entertainment

    October 19, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Post Office

    Sam Houston Branch

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    The Cannabis Caper

    How a citizen's donation to NORML got routed to the DEA

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Letters

    Rotten to the Corps, Wife Strife, Sweet and Neat

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Letters

    Silent Echo, Going Postal, Freedom Fighter

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Zoned Out

    The biggest Houston postal "improvement" ever has cut 400 jobs -- and snarled mail delivery

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Stale Mail at the Fed

    Urine, tax returns, and credit card payments pile up at the federal building

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Letter Bombs

    Dittborn's airmail art challenges your assumptions about his Chilean background

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Puff It Up

    Anchors have feelings - and a flair for fashion!

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Pushing the Envelope

    Sushi via the U.S. mail? Velveeta boxes affixed with stamps? To Beth Jacobs, it's all art.

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    City Hall's Dime Debts

    When it comes to Houston follies, full fare is only fair

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Stolen and Forged

    The check is in the mail takes on a whole new meaning in West University Place

  • Film

    December 25, 1997

    Return to Sender

    With The Postman, Kevin Costner fails to deliver

  • Calendar

    June 27, 1996
  • News

    June 13, 1996

    The Bender Difference

    A former corporate downsizer takes a hard-nosed approach to helping the homeless

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